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Bob Filner, a Democrat, is US Congressional representative for California’s 51st district – areas such as the Imperial County and southern regions of San Diego County. Filner taught history at San Diego State University and then served as President of the San Diego Board of Education, as well as the San Diego City Council. He was elected representative in 2007, and serves on the House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Pension Reform: Filner opposed Prop B leading up to the primary election and until a few weeks after. Instead, he said the pension shortfall can be fixed by refinancing the current pension debt at a lower interest rate and reducing the annual payment over the next few years. Then, in July, he no longer touted the plan, saying he would work to implement Prop B, even though he doesn't believe it will save the city money.

Infrastructure: Filner publicly announced his plan to pay for city transportation and infrastructure projects using federal funding.

Education: Filner has released a multi-step plan for education reform that would better coordinate city services for children with the district's services.

Construction projects: Filner has floated the idea of public ownership of the Chargers to help pay for a new football stadium.

Job Creation: Filner's major idea for growing the local job economy is to turn San Diego's port into a "Global Maritime Center," and invest in more renewable energy projects.

Recall Effort Faces Uphill Battle

Recall Effort Faces Uphill Battle

Effort to recall Mayor Bob Filner faces uphill battle, lacks funding source. Read »

Aug 16, 2013

Great-Grandma Claims Mayor Told Her "I Can Go 8 Hours"

Great-Grandma Claims Mayor Told Her "I Can Go 8 Hours"

A great-grandmother claims San Diego Mayor Bob Filner kissed her on her lips, repeatedly asked her out and... Read »

Aug 16, 2013

San Diego City Attorney Targets Filner Over Misuse of Funds

San Diego City Attorney Targets Filner Over Misuse of Funds

New information from the San Diego City Attorney's office suggests it may not take a recall to... Read »

Aug 15, 2013

Another Filner Accuser to go Public

Another woman is expected to come forward with claims of sexual harassment at the hands of embattled Mayor... Watch »

Aug 15, 2013

New Complaint Filed Against Filner

New Complaint Filed Against Filner

A third employment complaint was filed against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner this week. Read »

Aug 15, 2013

Anti-Filner Signs Placed Outside Strip Club

Anti-Filner Signs Placed Outside Strip Club

Judging by some signs placed on the windows of a strip club in San Diego, embattled Mayor Bob Filner... Read »

Aug 15, 2013

New Complaint Lodged Against Filner

A new complaint lodged against Mayor Bob Filner this time, at the state Watch »

Aug 15, 2013

Who Is Running the Recall?

Who Is Running the Recall?

A self-described lawyer, accountant, businessman and reformer, Cox is helping finance the recall effort. Read »

Aug 14, 2013

Mayor Filner Recall Campaign Co-Chair Steps Down

Mayor Filner Recall Campaign Co-Chair Steps Down

Several key players in this recall effort say communication is lacking. Read »

Aug 14, 2013

Hooters Won't Serve San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

Hooters Won't Serve San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

San Diego Hooters have placed signs in their restaurants saying Mayor Bob Filner will not be served... Read »

Aug 14, 2013

Mayor Still Thinks He Can Lead City: Chief of Staff

Mayor Still Thinks He Can Lead City: Chief of Staff

His chief of staff recalls how she advised the mayor he could no longer yell and scream to achieve... Read »

Aug 14, 2013

Lions Club Sends Low-income Kids to Camp

Lions Club Sends Low-income Kids to Camp

The Boys and Girls Foundation, founded by the Lions Club of San Diego, provided 119 low-income and special... Read »

Aug 13, 2013

Is Legal Endgame Available to Filner?

Is Legal Endgame Available to Filner?

San Diego's "mayor under fire" has just issued a defiant response to the campaign to recall him... Read »

Aug 13, 2013

Why I Changed The Locks: Chief of Staff

Mayor Bob Filner's Chief of Staff explains why she made the decision to change the locks at the... Watch »

Aug 13, 2013

Mayor Filner Ignores Pressure to Resign

Mayor Filner Ignores Pressure to Resign

Out of therapy and now taking personal time, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner released a statement through... Read »

Aug 13, 2013

Filner Out of Therapy, In Trouble?

Filner Out of Therapy, In Trouble?

Is San Diego’s ‘mayor under fire’ now working on a letter of resignation? Read »

Aug 13, 2013

Opponents Protest San Diego Mayor’s Return from Rehab

Opponents Protest San Diego Mayor’s Return from Rehab

Opponents of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner say he's not welcome back in San Diego, even if... Read »

Aug 13, 2013

Mayor Filner Wrapping Up Rehab

Mayor Filner Wrapping Up Rehab

Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has nearly completed his two-week therapy program, the San Diego City... Read »

Aug 10, 2013

City Attorney: “We’ll Give Mayor Filner an ‘Out’"

City Attorney: “We’ll Give Mayor Filner an ‘Out’"

In an interview with NBC 7, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said his office will give embattled Mayor... Read »

Aug 10, 2013

SD Fact Check: Mayor’s Chaperone Rule

The scandal surrounding Mayor Bob Filner is filled with twists and turns, including a recent... Watch »

Aug 10, 2013

Will Filner's Resignation Follow?

Now that Mayor Bob Filner has wrapped up his stint in behavioral therapy, will he resign? San Diego... Watch »

Aug 10, 2013

Filner Wraps Up Rehab

San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith has confirmed that Mayor Bob Filner is wrapping up his stint... Watch »

Aug 10, 2013

Ex-Staffers Silent on Mayor Filner’s Behavior

Ex-Staffers Silent on Mayor Filner’s Behavior

Few employees who have left the mayor’s office since his term began seven months ago are willing... Read »

Aug 9, 2013

Attorneys Discuss Filner Lawsuit

Janice Brown and Anthony Solare discuss the lawsuit filed against Mayor Bob Filner on Politically Speaking... Watch »

Aug 9, 2013

Emerald to Filner: "Enough is Enough"

Emerald to Filner: "Enough is Enough"

San Diego City Councilmember Marti Emerald has reversed her stance on whether the embattled mayor... Read »

Aug 9, 2013

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